Notebook cooler

By Misfit
Jul 23, 2005
  1. I recently bought a Twinhead laptop because my prior laptop got hot and fried.

    I don't want the same thing to happen to the new one. I was considering a laptop cooler, which is basically USB fans encased in a flat plastic case that sit underneath the laptop.

    Am I wasting my money? Thanks.
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    if you need one of those to make a laptop run, beat up the guy who sold you the laptop. a laptop should be able to cool itself properly without modification, provided that it is operating within the conditions the manufacturer has set forward ("operating conditions" section of the manual).
  3. Misfit

    Misfit TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have a new Twinhead laptop and don't want it to overheat and fry like my old one. Sounds like I'd be wasting my money on a cooler then. Thank you for the reply.
  4. ripken204

    ripken204 TS Rookie Posts: 139

    zephead, have u ever owned a laptop? if u have then u would really know what he is talking about, with the new/good games many laptops get extremely hot, my cpu gets around 85C!

    many new/expensive laptops run much cooler but they still get vry hot when u try to push it, only get a cooler if u plan on intense gaming with it, otherwise u dont need one
  5. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    well, since you have one, take out the manual and look for a section titled 'operating conditions'. listed there is the minimum and maximum operating room temperatures. according the manufacturer, the laptop will be able to adequately manage itself as long as the room temp and humidity stay within the specified measures.

    if you plan on using the laptop in a place whose temperature exceeds the maximum operating temp (room ambient), then by all means an extra cooler would be a wise choice. otherwise, no special actions are nessesary.

    i've dealt with many burned out laptops, and they were always killed because thier airflow was cut off.
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